'''Jacob Piatt Dunn Jr.''' (April 12, 1855 – June 6, 1924) was an United States|American
historian, journalist, and author. A political writer and reformer, Dunn worked on ballot reform issues based on the Australian ballot
system, authored a new Indianapolis
city charter, and served as adviser to Indiana governor Thomas R. Marshall
and U.S. Senator Samuel M. Ralston
Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
, Dunn grew up in Indianapolis
, graduated from Earlham College
in Richmond, Indiana
, in 1874, and received a Bachelor of Laws|law degree
(LL.B.) from the University of Michigan
in 1876. Dunn briefly practiced law in Indianapolis, then moved to Colorado
in 1879, where he and his brothers prospected and looked after their father's mining interests. It was in Colorado that Dunn discovered an interest in journalism and history.
In 1884 Dunn returned to Indianapolis and completed his first book, ''Massacres...